A Russian newscaster made quite a statement when she flipped off President Barack Obama live on air. Tatyana Limanova, an award-winning journalist from privately-owned Russian television channel REN TV, was reading a segment about the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation conference when she made the offensive symbol - just as she said the U.S. president's name.
She was looking down as she spoke about how Russian president Dmitry Medvedev would be assuming the head of the conference as part of the rotating chairmanship. But as she read that the post was previously held by Mr. Obama, she distinctly raised her arm - and then her middle finger.
According to the Daily Mail, Ms Limanova would not be facing any formal punishment from her employers. Ms Limanova may well have been making her own analysis of recent relations between the two superpowers.